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Milwaukee Croatians

Milwaukee , WI , . 43° 2' 20.0508" N, 87° 54' 23.3064" W
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In 1934 Milwaukee had many different Croatian organizations. Members of these organizations felt a need to create once central corporate body so as to help pool resources, coordinate various activities, and most importantly promote the Croatian language and culture.On March 26, 1934, twenty-three Milwaukee Croatian organizations banded together and created an umbrella organization which they named Hrvatska Središnjica.Among theses organizations were: Croatian Fraternal Union lodges, Milwaukee 261, West Allis 392, Vanguards 807, Jednakost 391, Nada 255; Croatian Catholic Union lodges, St. Anthony 12, St. Joseph 20 and Marija Bistrica 36; the two parish Catholic Churches, Sacred Heart and St. Augustine; Hrvatska Seljačka Stranka; Hrvatska Žena, lodge 3; First Croatian Ladies Benefit Society, Milwaukee; Croatian Eagles Soccer Club; Hrvatski Sokol, Hrvatska Plesačka Grupa; Pjevačko društvo Sveta Cecilija; Tamburaški Zbor Sloboda; Pjevački Zbor Zagreb; Tamburaški Zbor Hrvatske Kćeri, Kolo Sin i Kćeri; and Pjevački Zbor Sloboda.On November 16, 1938 the Hrvatska Središnjica officially filed its Articles of Incorporation with the Secretary of State, of the State of Wisconsin and adopted the name: Croatian Central Committee, Inc.